My Carnelian Pendant

Colorful Carnelian Crystal

I’ve always been attracted to rocks.  So when a rock store opened in downtown Beaufort when I was a teen, I spent a lot of time reaching into the cool depths of the hematite display and marveling at the liquid plasma-like exterior of these mystical stones.  As an adult, I purchased crystal guides to learn about their metaphysical qualities.  However, when I go crystal shopping, I still choose my stones by what speaks to me instead of planning ahead of time what I am going to buy.  This summer I bought a carnelian pendant from a beautiful Tibetan store in Fort Greene, Brooklyn called 21 Tara.  The crystal called to me so of course I decided to buy it!  The friendly shop owner told me that the stone is a carnelian.

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